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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214496/new-diagnostic-modalities-in-the-evaluation-of-lymphedema
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Thomas F O'Donnell, John C Rasmussen, Eva M Sevick-Muraca
OBJECTIVE: Currently, lymphedema (LED) is typically diagnosed clinically on the basis of a patient's history and characteristic physical findings. Whereas the diagnosis of LED is sometimes confirmed by lymphoscintigraphy (LSG), the technique is limited in both its ability to identify disease and to guide therapy. Recent advancements provide opportunities for new imaging techniques not only to assist in the diagnosis of LED, based on anatomic changes, but also to assess contractile function and to guide therapeutic intervention...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214036/impact-of-filling-gas-on-subharmonic-emissions-of-phospholipid-ultrasound-contrast-agents
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Emma Kanbar, Damien Fouan, Charles A Sennoga, Alexander A Doinikov, Ayache Bouakaz
Subharmonic signals backscattered from gas-filled lipid-shelled microbubbles have generated significant research interest because they can improve the detection and sensitivity of contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging. However, the emission of subharmonic signals is strongly characterized by a temporal dependence, the origins of which have not been sufficiently elucidated. The features that influence subharmonic emissions need to be identified not only to better develop next-generation microbubble contrast agents, but also to develop more efficient subharmonic imaging (SHI) modes and therapeutic strategies...
February 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213377/interventional-treatment-of-pulmonary-embolism
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David M Dudzinski, Jay Giri, Kenneth Rosenfield
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious and prevalent cause of vascular disease. Nevertheless, optimal treatment for many phenotypes of PE remains uncertain. Treating PE requires appropriate risk stratification as a first step. For the highest-risk PE, presenting as shock or arrest, emergent systemic thrombolysis or embolectomy is reasonable, while for low-risk PE, anticoagulation alone is often chosen. Normotensive patients with PE but with indicia of right heart dysfunction (by biomarkers or imaging) constitute an intermediate-risk group for whom there is controversy on therapeutic strategy...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212155/molecular-markers-in-lung-cancer-role-of-ebus
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Semra Bilaçeroğlu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As demonstrated by the recent therapeutic advances in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a personalized approach can considerably reduce its mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: Molecular tests identifying genetic mutations in NSCLC have led to a shift towards more effective and personalized therapies targeted to these alterations. Adequate tissue is required for diagnosing, subcharacterizing, and genotyping NSCLC by morphological, immunohistochemical, and molecular techniques...
February 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211702/antimicrobial-effect-of-biocompatible-silicon-nanoparticles-activated-by-therapeutic-ultrasound
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Svetlana N Shevchenko, Markus Burkhardt, Eugene V Sheval, Ulyana A Natashina, Christina Große, Alexander L Nikolaev, Alexander V Gopin, Ute Neugebauer, Andrew A Kudryavtsev, Vladimir Sivakov, Liubov Andreevna Osminkina
In this study, we report on a method for suppressing of Escherichia coli (E.coli) vitality by means of therapeutic ultrasound irradiation (USI) using biocompatible silicon nanoparticles as cavitation sensitizers. Silicon nanoparticles without (SiNPs) and with polysaccharide (dextran) coating (DSiNPs) were used. Both types of nanoparticles were non-toxic to Hep 2 cells up to concentration of 2 mg/ml. The treatment of bacteria with nanoparticles and application of 1 W/cm2 USI resulted in reduction of their viability up to 35% and 72% for SiNPs and DSiNPs, respectively...
February 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211622/mri-guided-focused-ultrasound-robotic-system-for-animal-experiments
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Marinos Yiannakou, Georgios Menikou, Christos Yiallouras, Cleanthis Ioannides, Christakis Damianou
BACKGROUND: In this paper an MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) robotic system was developed that can be used for conducting experiments in small animals.The target for this robotic system regarding motion was to move a therapeutic ultrasound transducer in two Cartesian axes. METHODS: A single element spherically focused transducer of 3 cm diameter, focusing at 7 cm and operating at 0.4 MHz was used. The positioning device incorporates only MRI compatible materials...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209507/ultrasound-guided-pulsed-radiofrequency-stimulation-of-posterior-tibial-nerve-a-potential-novel-intervention-for-recalcitrant-plantar-fasciitis
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Yung-Tsan Wu, Chih-Ya Chang, Yu-Ching Chou, Chun-Chang Yeh, Tsung-Ying Li, Heng-Yi Chu, Liang-Cheng Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic benefit of ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation at the posterior tibial nerve (PTN) in patients with recalcitrant plantar fasciitis (PF). DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial (12-week follow-up). SETTING: Outpatient of local medical center settings. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-six patients with recalcitrant PF were randomized and 36 participants were included in the final data analysis...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208698/advances-in-molecular-imaging-of-locally-delivered-targeted-therapeutics-for-central-nervous-system-tumors
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REVIEW
Umberto Tosi, Christopher S Marnell, Raymond Chang, William C Cho, Richard Ting, Uday B Maachani, Mark M Souweidane
Thanks to the recent advances in the development of chemotherapeutics, the morbidity and mortality of many cancers has decreased significantly. However, compared to oncology in general, the field of neuro-oncology has lagged behind. While new molecularly targeted chemotherapeutics have emerged, the impermeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) renders systemic delivery of these clinical agents suboptimal. To circumvent the BBB, novel routes of administration are being applied in the clinic, ranging from intra-arterial infusion and direct infusion into the target tissue (convection enhanced delivery (CED)) to the use of focused ultrasound to temporarily disrupt the BBB...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205411/perceptions-of-doppler-ultrasound-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-disease-activity-assessment-and-education
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Fredrick Joshua, Christine Bailey, Mona Marabani, Evange Romas, Raymond White, Peter Wong
AIM: The aim of this qualitative study was to report the findings of the Defining rheumatoid arthritis progression using Doppler Ultrasound in Clinical practice (DEDUCE) Medical Practice Activity, which was developed to facilitate the utilization of Doppler ultrasound (DUS) by Australian rheumatologists in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHOD: Twenty-one rheumatologists recruited a total of 80 patients with RA in Disease Activity Score of 28 joints (DAS28) remission for DUS assessment and completed a pre- and post-activity questionnaire assessing their experience with DUS, as well as a 6-month follow-up questionnaire...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195993/subcutaneous-testosterone-letrozole-therapy-before-and-concurrent-with-neoadjuvant-breast-chemotherapy-clinical-response-and-therapeutic-implications
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Rebecca L Glaser, Anne E York, Constantine Dimitrakakis
OBJECTIVE: Hormone receptor-positive breast cancers respond favorably to subcutaneous testosterone combined with an aromatase inhibitor. However, the effect of testosterone combined with an aromatase inhibitor on tumor response to chemotherapy was unknown. This study investigated the effect of testosterone-letrozole implants on breast cancer tumor response before and during neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: A 51-year-old woman on testosterone replacement therapy was diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive invasive breast cancer...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195673/ultrasound-enhanced-sirna-delivery-using-magnetic-nanoparticle-loaded-chitosan-deoxycholic-acid-nanodroplets
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Jeong Yu Lee, Calum Crake, Boon Teo, Dario Carugo, Marie de Saint Victor, Anjali Seth, Eleanor Stride
Small interfering RNA (siRNA) has significant therapeutic potential but its clinical translation has been severely inhibited by a lack of effective delivery strategies. Previous work has demonstrated that perfluorocarbon nanodroplets loaded with magnetic nanoparticles can facilitate the intracellular delivery of a conventional chemotherapeutic drug. The aim of this study is to determine whether a similar agent can provide a means of delivering siRNA, enabling efficient transfection without degradation of the molecule...
February 13, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195362/low-intensity-ultrasound-enhances-histone-acetylation-and-inhibition-of-interleukin-6-messenger-rna-expression-by-the-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-sodium-butyrate-in-fibroblasts
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Noriaki Maeshige, Yuka Koga, Masayuki Tanaka, Michiko Aoyama-Ishikawa, Makoto Miyoshi, Makoto Usami, Hidemi Fujino
OBJECTIVES: Sodium butyrate, an inhibitor of histone deacetylase, has several therapeutic actions, including anti-inflammation. These actions depend on the concentration of sodium butyrate. In addition, lower concentrations have shown no effect on inflammation. Sonoporation by ultrasound can modify the permeability of the cell plasma membrane. Thus, the effects of sodium butyrate may be enhanced by the ultrasonic acoustics. Therefore, the facilitative effects of low-intensity ultrasound on histone acetylation and interleukin 6 (IL-6) regulation by sodium butyrate were investigated in this study...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194746/stimuli-responsive-polymeric-nanocarriers-for-efficient-gene-delivery
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REVIEW
Yingqin Li, Jinbiao Gao, Chao Zhang, Zhong Cao, Du Cheng, Jie Liu, Xintao Shuai
Gene therapy provides an alternative and effective method for treatment of genetic diseases and cancers that are refractory to conventional therapeutics. The success of gene therapy is largely dependent on the development of safe and effective gene delivery vectors for transporting genetic material from the blood stream to the cytoplasm or nucleus. Current gene vectors can be divided into viral and non-viral vectors. Although non-viral gene delivery carriers can offer some advantages, such as safety and facile fabrication, they do not possess the same high gene transfection efficiency as viral vectors due to a lack of functionality to overcome extra- and intracellular gene delivery obstacles...
April 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194375/rehabilitation-of-hamstring-muscle-injuries-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Gabriel Amorim Ramos, Gustavo Gonçalves Arliani, Diego Costa Astur, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Benno Ejnisman, Moisés Cohen
Hamstring injuries are among the most frequent in sports. The high relapse rate is a challenge for sports medicine and has a great impact on athletes and sport teams. The treatment goal is to provide the athlete the same functional level as before the injury. Thus, functional rehabilitation is very important to the success of the treatment. Currently, several physical therapy modalities are used, according to the stage of the lesion, such as cryotherapy, laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, therapeutic exercise, and manual therapy...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193357/efficient-and-clean-pre-concentration-of-ultra-trace-calcium-channel-blockers-from-biological-matrices-via-a-hyphenated-procedure-of-two-sequential-dispersive-solid-liquid-phase-microextractions
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Maryam Hemmati, Maryam Rajabi, Alireza Asghari
In the present work, we propose a safe, simple, and relatively rapid procedure for the efficient clean-up and pre-concentration of ultra-trace calcium channel blockers (CCBs) from the human plasma and urine samples followed by high performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection. The proposed sample preparation method is a combination of two microextraction methods termed as ultrasound-assisted dispersive micro solid-phase extraction coupled with air-agitated liquid-liquid microextraction based on solidification of a floating organic droplet (UA-dμSPE-AA-LLME-SFO)...
April 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182513/effects-of-long-duration-low-intensity-ultrasound-for-active-trapezius-trigger-points-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Justin H Rigby, David O Draper
CONTEXT: Upper trapezius trigger points can be debilitating and often lead to chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: To determine if long duration low intensity therapeutic ultrasound is effective at treating upper trapezius trigger point pain compared to an inactive placebo treatment. DESIGN: Randomized control trial. SETTING: Research laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-one participants (19 males, 32 females, age = 31...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180201/thyroid-ultrasound-state-of-the-art-part-1-thyroid-ultrasound-reporting-and-diffuse-thyroid-diseases
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REVIEW
Manjiri Dighe, Richard Barr, Jörg Bojunga, Vito Cantisani, Maria Cristina Chammas, David Cosgrove, Xin Wu Cui, Yi Dong, Franziska Fenner, Maija Radzina, Sudhir Vinayak, Jun Mei Xu, Christoph F Dietrich
Accurate differentiation of focal thyroid nodules (FTL) and thyroid abnormalities is pivotal for proper diagnostic and therapeutic work-up. In these two part articles, the role of ultrasound techniques in the characterization of FTL and evaluation of diffuse thyroid diseases is described to expand on the recently published World Federation in Ultrasound and Medicine (WFUMB) thyroid elastography guidelines and review how this guideline fits into a complete thyroid ultrasound exam.
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178960/ultrasound-and-dynamic-functional-imaging-in-vascular-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Branko Malojcic, Panteleimon Giannakopoulos, Farzaneh A Sorond, Elsa Azevedo, Marina Diomedi, Janja Pretnar Oblak, Nicola Carraro, Marina Boban, Laszlo Olah, Stephan J Schreiber, Aleksandra Pavlovic, Zsolt Garami, Nantan M Bornstein, Bernhard Rosengarten
BACKGROUND: The vascular contributions to neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation may be assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US). This review summarises the methodology for these widely available, safe and relatively low cost tools and analyses recent work highlighting their potential utility as biomarkers for differentiating subtypes of cognitive impairment and dementia, tracking disease progression and evaluating response to treatment in various neurocognitive disorders...
February 9, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177935/cytotoxicity-control-of-silicon-nanoparticles-by-biopolymer-coating-and-ultrasound-irradiation-for-cancer-theranostic-applications
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A P Sviridov, L A Osminkina, A Yu Kharin, M B Gongansky, J V Kargina, A A Kudryavtsev, Yu I Bezsudnova, T S Perova, A Geloen, V Lysenko, V Yu Timoshenko
Silicon nanoparticles (SiNPs) prepared by mechanical grinding of luminescent porous silicon were coated with a biopolymer (dextran) and investigated as a potential theranostic agent for bioimaging and sonodynamic therapy. Transmission electron microscopy, photoluminescence and Raman scattering measurements of dextran-coated SiNPs gave evidence of their enhanced stability in water. In vitro experiments confirmed the lower cytotoxicity of the dextran-coated NPs in comparison with uncoated ones, especially for high concentrations of about 2 mg ml(-1)...
March 10, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176889/cadaver-based-abscess-model-for-medical-training
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Michael Stanley Ellis, Joseph T Nelson, Jeffrey Zane Kartchner, Karl Andrew Yousef, William J Adamas-Rappaport, Richard Amini
Ultrasound imaging is a rapid and noninvasive tool ideal for the imaging of soft tissue infections and is associated with a change of clinician management plans in 50% of cases. We developed a realistic skin abscess diagnostic and therapeutic training model using fresh frozen cadavers and common, affordable materials. Details for construction of the model and suggested variations are presented. This cadaver-based abscess model produces high-quality sonographic images with internal echogenicity similar to a true clinical abscess, and is ideal for teaching sonographic diagnostic skills in addition to the technical skills of incision and drainage or needle aspiration...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
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